UGI Corp.’s midstream and energy marketing subsidiary has contributed $200,000 to support 70 private and parochial schools and scholarships in Pennsylvania.
The contributions were part of how UGI Energy Services LLC (UGIES) commemorated its spring 2022 visits to Pennsylvania schools and scholarship organizations it supports through Pennsylvania’s Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit (OSTC) program.
UGIES continued its annual spring tradition and traveled throughout Pennsylvania to meet with 17 schools and organizations, presenting approximately one-third of its 2022 OSTC contributions in-person, according to a May 19 company statement.
UGI Energy Services has provided over $2 million in scholarships through the OSTC program since 2014. These contributions provide tuition assistance for students living in low-achieving school districts to attend local, private or parochial schools.
“UGI Energy Services is committed to supporting education in the communities where our employees and customers live and work,” said Joe Hartz, president of UGI Energy Services. “We are proud to support our schools and invest in tomorrow’s workforce and community leaders. Thank you to all the administrators, educators, and students who met with us over the past several weeks; allowing us to see firsthand the difference you’re making in so many young peoples’ lives.”
UGIES presented in-person contributions to Berks County Community Foundation, Business Leadership Organized for Catholic Schools, CAI Learning Academy, Inc., Christian School Association of Greater Harrisburg, Inc., Christian School Association of York, Cornerstone Christian Academy, Eastern Pennsylvania Scholarship Foundation – Diocese of Allentown, Harrisburg Academy, Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley, Junior Achievement of Western PA, Lancaster Country Day School, LOGAN Hope, Meadowbrook Christian School Scholarship Organization, Mercersburg Academy, Moravian Academy, PJHS Scholarship Organization (St. Joseph’s Preparatory School and Scranton Preparatory School), and the Washington County Community Foundation.
“We are thankful for UGI Energy Services’ $10,000 scholarship donation,” said Kathleen Harvey, senior financial Analyst for Business Leadership Organized for Catholic Schools (BLOCS). “With this support, students will have greater access to quality education, without putting an economic burden on our families in the greater Philadelphia region.”
Several public officials and staff joined UGIES on the visits, including: state Senator Camera Bartolotta (SD-46); state Representative Sheryl Delozier (HD-88); state Senator Marty Flynn (SD-22); state Representative Tim O’Neal (HD-48); state Representative Jason Ortitay (HD-46); state Senator Devlin Robinson (SD-37); and, state Senator Judy Ward (SD-30).
“UGI Energy Services’ support for our foundation will assist in providing students who have financial need with greater access to exceptional learning experiences,” said Frances Aitken, chief operating officer for Berks County Community Foundation.
Recipients of scholarships consistently offered their support for the OSTC program and the opportunities the program provides students in all corners of the Commonwealth.
“We are grateful for UGI Energy Services’ scholarship donation,” said Bill Lucas, executive vice president for Junior Achievement of Western PA. “This contribution will assist our communities to gain access to the financial literacy, entrepreneurship and workforce development skills we provide at Junior Achievement.”
More information about the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit program is available at www.dced.pa.gov/OSTC. This is UGI Energy Service’s seventh year of participation in the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit program.Tags: Pennsylvania, Scholarship, UGI Corp., UGI Energy Services